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St Andrew's RC High School

Respect, Happiness,
Confidence and Ambition

S3- 4 Administration and IT

Ambition, Confidence, Happiness and Respect.


The Course (description and levels) This course will appeal to those with an interest in developing Administrative and IT skills which will involve processing and communicating information using a variety of software. The combination of practical aspects and ICT based learning will enable learners to apply skills and knowledge to real- life business contexts.

Course Structure

 ¨ Administrative Practices,

 ¨ IT Solutions for Administrators

 ¨ Communication for Administrator

S3 Assessment  

All work will be internally assessed using a variety of methods.

Formative Assessment will be used, where pupils will complete work throughout the year and will be given teacher feedback to help them improve. 

Peer assessment will also be completed in class. 

The result will reflect whether pupils are developing, consolidating or secure at a CfE level in the various organizers’ assessed. 

This will help to determine the most appropriate progression route for pupils.

National 5 Assessment

To achieve the course award the learner must pass the Course assessment which consist of 2 components: 

a question paper worth 50 marks  an assignment worth 70 marks.

National 4 Assessment

To achieve the National 4 Administration and IT Course, learners must pass all Units including the Added Value Unit.

 National 4 courses are not graded. The result will be pass/fail.

The course aims to enable learners to:

¨ Develop a basic understanding of administration in the workplace and key legislation affecting employees

¨ Develop an appreciation of good customer care

¨ Develop IT skills and use them to perform straightforward administrative tasks

¨ Acquire organisational skills in the context of organising and supporting small scale events

How this course can help you  

¨ This course makes a significant contribution to general education through developing a range of essential skills which will stand learners in good stead regardless of the career path they eventually choose.

 ¨ The course will develop skills such as enterprise, employability, numeracy, ICT and citizenship.

 ¨ It also supports literacy and health and wellbeing and considers the needs of all learners by providing the flexibility for them to achieve in different ways and at a different pace.

Expectations of the Department

 In Administration and IT pupils will be expected to always try their best. There will be regular homework throughout S3. Pupils will also be encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and keeping track of their progress using their e- portfolio. Pupils will have the opportunity to give feedback on individual units of work as well as their experience in the subject.